Why Set a Password?

You need to set a password for two reasons:

  • To gain remote access to the library's electronic resources (journal databases and eBooks)
  • To check your library account and see current loans and fees, renew loans, and place holds.

A printable version of this guide is available below.

PDF iconSetting your password in Revelation (printable version).pdf

Find Your Library Barcode Number

To set a password, you need to have your library barcode number handy. It begins with C and ends with D. You will use this same number throughout this process.


If you are not yet a member of the library you will need to contact us to set up your membership.

If you have signed up for a library card in person, you will receive a library card with a barcode. The number underneath the barcode is what you will use to log into the library system.

Unable to locate your library barcode number? Call the library on (02) 8838-8940.

Set Your Password in Revelation

There are two stages to this process. Firstly, setting your password (shown in Steps 1-3 below), and then authorising your account in Revelation (shown in step 4 below).


From the library website  enter a search term (e.g. "Jesus") then click on the search button to go to Revelation.


This will take you to the Revelation search page. To create your login, click on "Hello Guest. Login for full access" or the “Sign In” link.

Step 1: Click Set/Reset Password

Step 2: Enter Your Library Barcode Number and Press Request New Password

Step 3: Go to Your Email

To access this email you will need to log in to the email address you have previously advised to the library. When you receive the email click on the link provided.

NB: If you don’t receive this email, check your junk folder. If you are unsure which email address, please contact the library to check.

Step 4: Enter Your Library Barcode Number Again and Choose a Password

Enter your User Name (this is your library barcode number) and a password of your choice. Enter the password again to confirm it. Once these have been entered, click on Change Password.

Step 5: Authorising Your Account

Once you have created your password, you will need to go back to Revelation and click on Login, in the same way you did at the beginning.

Enter your barcode and password. Then click Sign In.

This will take you to a screen advising the use of your personal data.

Choose "Yes” to proceed. If you choose “No”, an account will not be created for you.

This will sign you in and enable you to save online articles, view current loans and fees, and place a hold on items you need.

Need Help?

If you are having difficulty creating your password, please contact the library staff on (02) 8838-8940 or email us at library@nswact.uca.org.au.